It’s been two years since Rangers star Joe Aribo moved from Charlton Athletic for just £300,000. On his arrival, he was criticised by Addicks boss Lee Bowyer for making an error by moving to Scotland but his success north of the border has undoubtedly proved his former manager wrong.
During his time with the Light Blues, the Nigerian international has made 91 appearances, scoring 17 goals and providing 15 assists, helping the club win title number 55 last season.
When asked to describe Aribo’s performances for the Gers, supporters on Twitter were effusive in their praise of the 24-year-old:
— Alistair Oliver (@AlistairOliver6) July 1, 2021
Great player, who still has so much more to offer.
— ?? cozy1872 ?? (@cozy1872) July 1, 2021
— Truth teller (@scottisunionist) July 1, 2021
— MMM (@ManikMane) July 1, 2021
— Ricky Spanish (@RickySp1900) July 1, 2021
— Boab55? (@boabiss55) July 1, 2021
— The Gochel 1872 (@1872The) July 1, 2021
— Source A (@2018Stevie) July 1, 2021
— robert taylor (@robertmeractayl) July 1, 2021
One of Aribo’s best qualities is the fact that he is able to play in a number of different positions and still perform to a good level. That is in no small part down to his excellent technical ability, with his quick feet and decent passing range. The midfielder still has room to improve in the future, but he has undoubtedly been one of manager Steven Gerrard‘s best signings to date.